The Significance of Jumping the Shark

In showbiz terms there’s always mention of jumping the shark. A lot of people don’t get the fact that jumping the shark simply means making a less than stellar career move. The term itself comes from the legendary, super cheesy event that took place in the 1970’s classic, Happy Days.

Jumping The Shark on Happy Days

The whole term came about because as opposed to the episode become a landmark event it would completely turn the show’s fortunes around as opposed to making them better. In the end the show’s episode would not be a kind of Who Shot JR television event.

Jumping The Shark

Remember don’t go jumping sharks!